Matthew Derek “Matt” Adams, 62, of Blanket, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020.

He was born Aug. 27, 1957 in Ellendale, North Dakota.

He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, John and Beulah Southard; sister, Candace Patricia Adams; and his dog and friend Gizmo.

Matt is survived by his loving wife, Ramona Adams; two sons, Shaine and wife Michelle and Trevor; daughter, Angela Sakai and husband Tommy; stepson, Zackary Quinn and wife Sabrina; stepson, Caden Ellis; stepdaughter, Kylie Ellis; father, Derek Adams and wife Angie; sisters, Mary Bailey, Shirley Holt and husband Danny, Betty Wright and husband Eddie, Hazel Cubbage and husband Terry, Deborah Gilbert and husband Jimmie, Rebekah Counts and husband Jeff, Jacqueline Coronado and husband Adrian, and Anjelica Lynn Adams and partner David Sierra; brothers, John Southard Jr. and wife Winona, Charles Southard and wife Jackie, Jimmie Southard and wife Cindy, Roger Southard and wife Patricia, John Adams and wife Louise, and Steve Adams and wife Robin; eight grandchildren, Ryan Sakai, Kacie Brynn Sakai, Carson Sakai, Kierstin Belden and husband Bern, Cameron Quinn, Kailey Quinn, Zoey Quinn, Wilson Quinn; great-grandson, Jaxson; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Matt owned his own business, Adams Dozer Service, and enjoyed working outdoors and working with his friends. He enjoyed quiet evenings at home with his wife Ramona and their pet Maxi, playing golf, watching football, and playing outdoors with his grandchildren.

The family will host a private Celebration of Life to honor Matt.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center of Brown County, 3016 Milam Drive, Brownwood, Texas 76801 or to an organization of your choice.

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